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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Best Way To File After The 2290 Tax Due Date

Truckers who missed the 2290 tax due date hurry to file their heavy use tax and avoid further penalties.
So, it happened. You got caught up in the Labor Day holiday and you missed the 2290 tax due date.

Don’t sweat it.

The good news is that the 2290 tax due date was September 3rd, 2019, so as of this publication date, you’re only a day late.

Let’s take care of your 2290 tax for good so you can move on and leave IRS heavy use tax penalties in the past.

2290 Highway Use Tax

2290 Tax Late Filing Penalties

If you’re filing after the 2290 tax due date, you’ll need to pay a penalty of 4.5% of your total heavy use tax amount. This penalty will increase for up to 5 months.

If you filed your 2290 tax before the 2290 tax due date, but did not pay your 2290 highway use tax amount, you’ll face a penalty of 0.5% of your heavy use tax amount, plus additional interest of 0.54% per month.

Did you know? You may be able to avoid these heavy highway use tax penalties if you can show reasonable cause for late 2290 tax filing to the IRS.

Your best bet is to file your 2290 highway use tax as quickly as possible to reduce fees.

Schedule 1 Form 2290

Besides reducing penalties, one of the most important reasons for filing heavy use tax ASAP is for your Schedule 1 Form 2290.

You’ll need a current copy of your Schedule 1 Form 2290 for truck operation. It’s also required for tag renewals, international travel, and more.

When you pay your heavy highway tax online, you’ll receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 as a receipt of payment for your heavy highway tax amount.

Keep it with you while on the road.


Filing 2290 Highway Use Tax Online

The fastest way to file federal heavy vehicle use tax after missing the 2290 tax due date is online with ExpressTruckTax, our sister product and the industry’s leading IRS-authorized e-file provider.

Here’s the information you’ll need to complete your federal heavy vehicle use tax online:


1.  VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

2.  EIN (Employer’s Identification Number)

3.  Business Name and Address

4.  Gross Taxable Weight

5.  Authorized Signatory Details

Once you’ve got that, you’ll simply create a free ExpressTruckTax account, enter your heavy use tax information, undergo a free instant error check, transmit your heavy highway use tax to the IRS, and receive your Schedule 1 Form 2290 within minutes.

Get started now filing and paying your heavy highway tax now. 











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